Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Soup Lover, I am

One of the things I miss most about my last job was that it was located downtown, right near a little bakery. Not only do they make the best chewy, yeasty, moist loaf of bread, they also make damn good soup during the non-summer months. They make one variety every day. Take it or leave it. When it's gone, it's gone. Try back tomorrow.

I wouldn't say that I am a picky eater. But I would say that, generally speaking, there are a few things I would avoid in a soup, like hot spices, sausage, or beans, for example. When it comes to Pasta's soup though, I would try almost any of them, because they are that good. Always. Plus, they give you a hunk of that delicious bread, which is prefect to dip in the broth or to ladle a bit of the soup into your open mouth. Have a napkin handy to wipe your chin. It also works well to moderate that extra bit of spice you thought you wouldn't like.

Now that it is cooler outside, I can't help but think about and miss the wonderful soup from Pasta's. My gourmet shrimp bisque from Wegman's is yummy, but it's no mushroom and barley or chicken and rice or, well, you get the point.


BerryBird said...

Mmmm, soup. I've been on a huge soup kick lately, even just the wretched canned stuff will please me immensely this time of year.

Try Bookbinders oyster stew for something novel. Erwin's parents bought him some when they were here, as his Dad is another big soup fan. Being a snob about canned soups, Erwin hasn't touched the stuff, but I'm hooked.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

MMMmmm, yummy soup and SUPER bread. I miss Pastas AND Wegman's.